I've had the Nikon D700 for more than two years, but until today had not tried shooting infrared with it. I was not expecting much because reviews say that the D700 has significantly reduced IR sensitivity compared to earlier models, like the D100. I actually got a nice surprise. This is the same setup as my previous post, "First Fall Colors", so I won't show the color version here. I thought I'd share the processing steps for anyone interested.
This is the image as it came from the camera. I used the Cokin P007 filter, which is deep ruby red and nearly opaque. It is equivalent to the KODAK 89B written filter with a spectrum transmission of 50% at 720 nm.
The first processing step is to adjust the white balance and tone mapping. I have a IR daylight custom white balance that I applied, the used the new Lightroom 3 develop preset "General - Auto Tone".
IR captures tend to be very flat, so a levels adjustment is always needed. I pulled the shot into Photoshop CS5 and used the auto level button.
The grainy sepia version is a close runner-up for the final version.
The Nikon D700 is, in fact, less sensitive to IR than the D100 by about three stops.
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED "Leni" lens
Exposure: ISO 200, f/4 @ 1/13s, Cokin P007 filter, auto WB, RAW, tripod
Lighting: Filtered daylight
Location: Home GPSProcessing: Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5 and Nik Silver Efex Pro